The Missouri Soybean Association is a grassroots, grower-led organization working on legislative, policy and regulatory efforts on behalf of soybean growers and the entire soy value chain. The Missouri Soybean Association’s advocacy-focused approach is two-fold: to protect Missouri soybean growers’ interests in Jefferson City and in Washington D.C.
Protecting soybean farmers’ interest takes many forms, from lobbying and advocacy efforts, to outreach and education. MSA engages in the regulatory process as well, frequently through comment letters on pending regulations. See recent policy comment letters by clicking on the topics below.
The Association depends on the support of Missouri soybean growers and allied industry to put that approach into practice in the capitol buildings, and anywhere Missouri soybean growers’ freedom to operate is being threatened.
The Missouri Soybean Association has both state and federal Political Action Committees (PACs) that can use your contributions today to help elect soybean supporters to office. To learn more or get involved, see your local Association board member or contact Casey Wasser at firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 635-3819.
In addition to updates from the Missouri Soybean Association, there are several other online resources to look up your legislator, follow pending legislation, and to stay on top of the administrative rule-making process at the federal and state levels.
At the federal level, the websites usa.gov, house.gov and senate.gov are good resources, as is the USDA website – usda.gov. The Missouri Soybean Association works closely with the American Soybean Association on federal issues. The American Soybean Association’s policy priorities are linked below.
- Farm Bill Priorities
- Trade Expansion Priorities
- Tax Reform Priorities
- Environmental Regulations
- Biotech and Food Regulations
- Biodiesel Priorities
- Transportation and Infrastructure Priorities
- Appropriations Priorities
- Aquaculture Priorities
The American Soybean Association has also developed a list of priorities specific to Missouri. Those details are available by clicking here.
For state legislative updates, the House and Senate websites hold a wealth of information. Both House.mo.gov and Senate.mo.gov provide tracking information for bills, and resources for identifying and contacting your elected officials. The State’s general website, Mo.gov, is also a great resource.